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Overcoming the Commercial Fireground

Thursday, April 18
Classroom Session
Strategy & Tactics

The types of commercial fires covered in this class include big box stores, strip malls, warehouses, taxpayers, mom and pop shops, and parking structures. We will discuss building construction, strategies and tactics for engine and truck companies, firefighter survival and RIT considerations regarding these types of structures, considerations for the company officer and incident commander, and training considerations and drill ideas. With the rise in lithium-ion battery fires, the effects of micro-mobility devices, e-bike shops, and e-lawn equipment shops will be discussed. 

Aaron Heller, Deputy Chief (ret) - Hamilton Fire Department